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Create accessible PDFs

The Challenge
People who use screenreading software rely on it to “read” text out loud to them. However, many documents posted on the Web are either completely inaccessible or just very frustrating for screenreader users.

A common and vexing problem is when documents are scanned and posted on the Web as a PDF. A scanned document is actually a photographic image, which the screenreader can’t read. Essentially the scanned document is a blank slate.

Another problem occurs when a Word document has been converted to PDF but does not contain structure, such as headings, alternative text for images, and [...]

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